Two more bikers in the forum and we are green now.
Our purpose to buy a bike were,
2) Grocery shopping
3) Intermittent morning rides
4) Weekend city rides etc
Out budget was in between 5000 - 6000/-
We have visited Raja Cycle Mart (Next to Townhall, KT Circle) and bought
Hercules Rodeo Turer 18 Gear bike. We were planning to buy Hercules AXN DX,
but, we were not satisfied about the breaks. Especially, when a heavy
person like me (90+kg) sits on the bike.
So, we have decided to go for *Rodeo Turer.*
*Total cost paid - 6500/-*
1) Steel frame
2) Front and read suspension (We really did not want rear suspension. We
also set our expectation that, we will loose the front suspension soon. If
that, happens, we will replace it with another fort with no suspension.
Rear suspension we can ignore now because, there is nothing apart from a
3) 18 Gears- Shimano with Revoshift. I felt it very comfortable while
4) Aluminum Rims
5) Straight handle bar
6) Steel mud guards (front and back)
7) Rear carrier (It is very strong and can hold weight up to 30 Kilos)
Friction free cables for breaks and gears
Over all, the bike looked good for us. We have bought 2 cycles with gray
and black combination. Raja Cycles gave us a bell and a cable lock for
free. Please note that, there are 2 type of cable locks available one is
poor in quality. So, be careful when you select the freebies.
It was little late for us to reach home as we had some personal
requirements. So, we thought we would transport the cycle by Auto from KR
Circle to Yechwantpur. Autowala asked for 300/ cycle. Meter charge from
Yeshwantpur to KR Circle is 100/- sharp. We were not ready to pay extra
200/- just or transportation.
Honestly, we were doubt about riding the bike till Yeshwantpur as we did
not tough any bikes for 10 - 12 years.
WE DECIDED NOT TO GIVE UP!!!
We rode the bike from KR Circle to Yeshwantpur and that we had to spent
were price for two tender coconuts. Initially, I felt very tough to move
the cycle ahead. But, with the easy shifting of gears, later I felt it very
One the way back to Yeshwantpur, we saw another 3 - 4 bikers riding, near
to the Windsor Manor hotel,
I live in mathikere (Behind Movenpik). If any one is riding in the morning
between 5.30 - 7, please do let me know.
1) The seat is so small for my b**t. So, it pains some times. I want to
change the seats to bigger ones. Does anyone have any suggestion ?
2) Is there any specific things we need to take care on Hercules Rodeo
Turer 18Speed, please do let us know.